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Mechanical and electrical technician

Thames Water
Date Posted
9th November 2018
£35,500 to £40,500 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

We are seeking an electrical technician, preferably with some mechanical skills to ensure that all equipment at our sewage pumping stations work and they are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment. Working within the Wastewater Pumping team you will follow robust planned maintenance routines, getting involved in minor installation projects, electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates all year round.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a team of 23 technicians who maintain and ensure the smooth running of 350 sewage pumping stations, so that the environment and customers are protected from pollution. You will have excellent training and development opportunities and there will be plenty of scope to progress your career within an enthusiastic operations team. Working outside you will be presented with unique challenges on a daily basis, whether it is using your expertise to diagnose a fault, rectify defects or installing equipment. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced electrical maintenance technician to join the UK's largest water company and join the operations team, working across the West London, East Surrey and West Sussex area.

What will this role involve?

Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSD's, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment.

You will form part of a multi-discipline team, carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on electrical and mechanical equipment in compliance with company procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns.

You will investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents.

You will be expected to provide technical advice, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required. Participate in a stand-by rota following relevant training.

What are we looking for?

You should be a time served apprentice with significant experience of electrical systems working in a "true multi-skilled" capacity. Previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in electrical engineering. Ideally you will have been upskilled with a mechanical qualification to allow you to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair mechanical and electrical plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner. For individuals with electrical experience only, we will look to develop the right people to dual skilled status. Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial. The work will require physical fitness; as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training. Participation in a 24/7 out of hours' standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment. A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided.

Thames Water information and salary details

You will be based out of Crossness and you will be eligible for a Company van. Depending on experience and/or qualifications you will be on a basic salary of £35,200 to £40,480. Our competitive salary package includes up to 28 days annual leave, generous pension scheme whereby the company will match twice of what you contribute up to 12% company contribution, life insurance of 8 x salary, annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. You will have the potential to earn casual overtime (double time in some circumstances) and you will be paid extra as part of the 24/7 out of hours standby rota to ensure the service we provide to our customers always comes first.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing date: The closing date for applications is 23/11/2018

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